Crazy Ballgame

September 19, 2007

Another crazy baseball game last night.  But, it just shows if you hang in there you can grind out a victory and that’s what happened.   

The Cardinals used 11 pitchers as pitchers, two pitchers as pinch runners and one pitcher as a pinch-hitter.  Wonder if that ever happened before.

St. Louis’ best pitcher is on the mound tonight, Adam Wainwright.  He’s 2-0 against the Phillies this season, allowing two runs in 13 total innings. 

A quick, nine-inning game would be welcome tonight as the Phillies have a flight to Washington, D.C., after the game. According to the itinerary, the Phillies are scheduled to arrive in Washington around 3:30 a.m. for a 7:05 p.m. game tomorrow.  Got to sleep fast.

The Nationals have been spoilers and will be tough in that role.  They have nothing to lose.  They and the Phils meet seven times, four in four days starting tomorrow night.  It will be the final baseball series in RFK Stadium.

Phillies fans have flocked to Washington to root and I’m sure they will be there in big numbers this weekend. 



I have noticed that you guys don’t get nearly the volume of comments that some of the other front-office blogs get (Dodgers, White Sox), but I just wanted to drop you a note to tell you how much I enjoy reading your posts every day (even though most times I am a day late). As a media relations person for the Auburn Univ. baseball team, I find it very insightful to read this everyday – both to learn about the club and to see how our jobs differ. I am a life-long Mets fan but have followed the Phillies and others just because of their blogs (though I obviously can’t root for the Phils right now). Thanks for all you do.

Last night all the right moves were made by Charlie to win the game. His improved managing isn’t coincidental w/ the new staff this year. Removing Danci and Bombard, two career minor league coaches, along w/ yoeman Varsho was necessary. Lopes and Smith have made a huge impact on and off the basepaths and don’t think for a second Charlie learned how to make a double switch w/o experienced Williams by his side. In my opinion it was Gillick’s best move in the offseason. Do you think Charlie will return next year?

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